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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • No Sugar Added: Money talks, but passion talks louder

    “Money makes the world go round.” That sentiment once came out of the mouth of my then 13-year-old son, Harold. To which his sister Ophelia sensitively replied, “That’s love, you idiot. Not money.” It made me smile. It also made me ponder. What ... 1

  • Letter: Cumberland should adopt RR quiet zone

    The Cumberland Town Council recently decided to take a “wait-and-see” approach in their decision to pursue a quiet zone at three rail crossings due to the anticipated impact of the Amtrak Downeaster passing though these crossings at 60 mph. It came to this decision even after seeing a...

  • The Universal Notebook: Standing tall against tar sands

    Back in August I was pleased to hear that Aylie Baker had been arrested. Finally, an idealistic, young, local person had had the moral courage to stand up against the forces that are destroying this country and this planet. Baker is a Yarmouth High School graduate. To the extent tha...

  • Letter: Failing grade for Falmouth School Board

    During public comment at the Nov. 15 Falmouth School Board meeting, a concerned parent raised the issue of a high school "hit list." He was concerned because his daughter and other Falmouth students were on this list. He was summarily dismissed. The board showed no sensitivity to the constitue...

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer bus is good for business

    It puzzles me that any Falmouth town councilors would oppose an initiative as successful as The Falmouth Flyer. If serving their constituents is not important to any councilors they should be aware of how Route 1 businesses now rely on the bus. Greater Portland Metro's service does more th...

  • Letter: Urge Falmouth councilors to back the bus

    I am disappointed that some on the Falmouth Town Council are once again trying to eliminate the Falmouth Flyer bus service. I ride the Flyer as much as I can, because it is fun, clean, safe, economical, and allows me to appreciate our town on foot. I know teenagers who ride it to go shopping alo...

  • Letter: Falmouth bus service matters to UMaine

    The University of Maine Regional Learning Center programs at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth are in full swing. As we reach more individuals, families and businesses from Falmouth and the region, we find that an increasing number are using the Metro bus service, including our employees. When we...

  • Letter: The comfort of Falmouth

    As a recent "immigrant," I am so pleased to be living in Falmouth, a thoughtful community of people with varied ages. In our 70s, we have one car and it is a joy to arrange one's day with a dropping off at the Maine Medical Center Falmouth campus for required blood work, then easily and safely w...